If you have a slate or clay tile roof, it may need to eventually be replaced. Even with these durable roofing products, there are some alternatives that you may want to consider. These modern roofing materials will provide you with a more durable roof and reduce repair costs on your roof. If you want to have the tiles on your new roof, here are three good alternatives to tile for your roof replacement:

1. Stamped Metal Roofing Tiles And Shingles

Stamped metal roofing can come in patterns that look like traditional shingles and shakes. These materials are also available in slate and tile patterns, which are good alternatives to tile roofing. They have the advantage of being light, which can reduce the cost and labor of installation. You can also use these on homes that are not designed to have a real tile roof due to weight constraints. If you want to replace asphalt shingles with a type of tile, stamped metal roofing is one of the best options available.

2. Composite Slate And Tile Roofing Materials

Composite materials made out of recycled rubber and plastics are used for synthetic roofing. This is one of the most common alternatives to real slate, but you can also get materials in tile patterns and many different colors and styles. If you want a more durable solution to replace a tile roof, composite roofing tile materials are a great option, and are resistant to storm and weather damage. Some products can even be used as an asphalt roofing replacement, but you will want to consult your roofing contractor about the product being used on your home.

3. Cement Roofing Materials For Slate Or Tile

If you want to real look and feel of tile roofing, cement products are the best option. These are just like the real products and are installed the same way. They are ideal for complete replacement of an existing tile roof and are just as durable as real materials. You can also get them in many different shapes and styles to look just like real clay or slate tiles. These materials are not ideal for replacement of asphalt shingles, but are great for homes designed to carry the extra weight of slate or clay tiles.

These are some of the tile alternatives you can have installed for your roof replacement. If it is time to replace the tiles on your roof, contact a roofing professional like Affordable Roofing & Gutters and ask them about using some of these products for your roof replacement.  

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